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"Premera"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
Recommends

I have been working at Premera Blue Cross full-time

Pros

Flexbile work schedule in some departments
Casual dress code
Community involvement
Good people to work with

Cons

Parking space can be hard to find after certain hours
Some departments work in silo - communication gap exists between some departments

Advice to Management

Offer career opportunities and be more supportive

Other Employee Reviews for Premera Blue Cross

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Culture of importance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountlake Terrace, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health insurance coverage; some nice perks, including gym discounts (though they should have their own gym on campus!); good work-life balance; nice reverse commute from Seattle; Casual dress code is nice to have, but it took a decade to get to it.

    Cons

    Horrible culture of "who's more important than who" there. Underlings are not allowed to mingle with or contact upper management directly. Senior Executives expect the lower-wage people to respect their decisions and keep their mouths closed if they disagree. Disgusting disparity of wages from the executives to the people who have to clock in and out each day. The conservative climate is also very discouraging. Strong anti-Obama, anti-health care reform sentiment in the leadership. The "tobacco-free" campus has only lead to streets littered with cigarette butts on both sides of the company. The majority of the associates are morbidly obese. Seems like we should practice what we preach if we want to promote a "culture of health."

    Advice to Management

    The Marketing department needs an overhaul. Sweep out the senior managers and start over. Most don't know what they're doing. The re-org that's going on now is happening too slowly. They'll be lucky to find a new director in the next 6 months. The hiring executives are incompetent and should be fired as well.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Had higher expectations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Premera Blue Cross full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tries to do the right thing
    A lot of smart and engaging people employed here
    Nice overflow parking lot although it is now too full most days

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of lower level, hourly employees
    Minimal raises - only once annually
    No bonuses for hourly associates
    Only those with stellar, super star reviews get promoted
    Behind the scenes politics can (and often do) hold others back

    Advice to Management

    This once seemed like a fair and solid company to work for but not lately. Often managers say the issue is with health care reform and it's affect on the industry. But how is it possible Premera is hiring so many new people but claiming they cannot keep up with increasing medical claim expenses? Not clear why so much more work is being loaded on long time employees when there have been many new hires. It would help to explain in depth what is going on and where you are planning to go. Right now, most associates probably couldn't tell anyone that.

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